Industry News

Mixed views in channel on IBM server sale

The sale of IBM's x86 server business this week after a 25% fall in its hardware sales was read alongside Microsoft's good server software results by the channel.

Avnet beats expected results

Avnet's Q2 earnings beat management's guidance range and were also up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. Revenues came in at $7.42 billion, up 10.8% from the year-ago quarter.

Microsoft shows Commercial side strength

Microsoft shares rose after it indicated Q2 commercial sales rising, even though it is also lowering its FY14 (ends June '14) opex guidance range to $31.2bn-$31.5bn from a prior $31.3bn-$31.9bn.

CPA Global buys Swedish IP services provider

CPA Global, intellectual property (IP) management and software specialist, has announced it has bought a Sweden-based IP services provider Patrafee AB, along with related businesses and IP services products.

Onyx re-launches partner programme

Data centres, cloud backup, hosting and connectivity solutions specialist Onyx Group has announced a re-launch of its Business Partner Programme.

Logitech bounces on tablet accessories

Logitech International's financial results for Q3 saw better-than-expected total sales of $628m, up 2% compared to the third quarter of the prior year.

Alternative Networks buys ControlCircle

Business communications service provider Alternative Networks, has acquired ControlCircle, UK-based provider of managed hosting and cloud-based services to enterprises and on-line businesses.

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